PRE-REGISTRATION GOOD TILL MAY 15, 2016 Event tickets (no camping) Fri and Sat: $35
Event tickets (with camping) Fri and Sat: $65
TICKETS @ THE EVENT
Smoke Out Event Ticket (no camping) at the gate: Covers Fri and Sat – $40
Covers Sat only – $35
Smoke Out Event Ticket with Camping at the camping gate: Covers Thurs, Fri, Sat – $85
Covers Fri and Sat – $80
Covers Sat – $60
Upgrading Your Wristband
The “event only” wristband can be upgraded to a “camping and event” wristband at the camping gate.
The fee to upgrade depends on how many nights you will be in the camping area. If you upgrade on:
Upgrade “event only” wristband – Thursday the price is $ 45
Upgrade “event only” wristband – Friday the price is $ 40
Upgrade “event only” wristband – Saturday the price is $ 25
The upgrade allows you into the camping area for the remaining duration of the event.
THE SMOKE OUT PRO CHOP OFF
THE HORSE "CHOPPER" BIKE SHOW
SO 17 – Joes and Pros Classes We have a Joes and a Pros class. This show is still the quickest path to have your bike featured in the pages of The HORSE Backstreet Choppers Magazine and now we are taking it even further. Entry fee is still only $20.
In past years the top 10 bikes get into the Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine. That is still the case but with a new twist.
In the past this bike show had only one class: CHOPPER
Choppers of all varieties are represented, bobbers, Swedish Chops, Rock-a-Billy Chops, etc. as well as various engine configurations such as Sportsters, metric engines, Shovelheads, Evos, everything.
The HORSE, BC staff will pick TEN winners. There is no First, Second, Third etcetera, just TEN winners. All winners are featured in the magazine. These ten bikes usually represent a variety of styles and engine configurations, so every well-built chopper has a chance.
What has changed is that there will be two classes. Joes and Pros (but just choppers, just like before).
1) Joes Bike Show Class – You do something else for a living and you built your bike after work. We will pick seven winners from the Joes class. Each bike will be photographed and appear in the Horse Magazine and of course, we have trophies. If you win in the Joes class and want to be in the Amateur Chop Off next year, you have earned your shot at it. You can read about the Amateur Chop Off elsewhere on this website for details but if you can meet the conditions and want to be in it, you are in it.
ENTRY FEE – $20
2) Pros Bike Show Class – You own a shop and you do this for a living. We will pick three winners from the Pros class. Each Pro winner will have at least a page and a half feature covering your bike, your shop and your life. Your feature will also be available on the Smoke Out website for the year. You are on stage next year to hand out trophies to next year’s winners.
ENTRY FEE – $20
Last year, there were too many good bikes in the parking lot that should have been in the show. The odds are VERY, VERY good that you WILL win a prize if you are in the show. (However, not all bikes will be allowed to enter the show, if you have a stock bike with a nice paintjob you may be discreetly informed this is not the year for you to enter.) We want the bikes in the show to have great odds to win VERY nice prizes. Just ask. No one wants to embarrass anyone. It is all about fun.
The NorCal Cycle Swap in Sacramento, CA
For more information: http://www.norcalcycleswap.com/
EVENT DATES: July 31
SPECTATORS: Gates open 8:30 a.m.
$5.00 per person • Free car & motorcycle parking
ONLINE PRE-REGISTERED VENDORS: Gates open 7:00 a.m.
SAME DAY VENDORS: Gates open 7:30 a.m.
For more information contact Mike "Otto" Deutsch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE HORSE B.C. WITH MICHAEL BALLARD'S FULL THROTTLE SALOON, ANNOUNCE THBC 2016 10TH ANNUAL FREE RIDE IN BIKE SHOW
DURING THE 76TH RALLY.
STURGIS, SD — Today The Horse Backstreet Choppers announced its long continued partnership with Michael Ballard's Full Throttle Saloon to deliver The Horse Backstreet Choppers, 10th Annual FREE RIDE IN Bike Show in Sturgis.
Open FREE registration will be on Monday, August 8th, 2016 between 9 AM and 12:00 PM.
No classes or categories, ALL bikes are welcomed and encouraged to enter.
To pre-register contact Kari at (313) 737-8888 or email@example.com. All registrants will receive a FREE bike event Horse t-shirt AND are eligible to win their share of over $30,000 in prizes. Your bike does not need to win an award to win a prize, prizes are drawn by raffle ticket for all who enter a bike in the show. All who attend the show may also enter for a chance to win a Twisted Tea bike during the show!!!
Judging will begin at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 8th, 2016.
Sturgis, SD - Monday, August 8th, 2016
Registration is FREE!!! 9am-12pm
Receive a FREE shirt for entering your bike into the show
Michael Ballard's Full Throttle Saloon is located in Sturgis, South Dakota and is the World's Largest Biker Bar. The Full Throttle Saloon is one of the largest outdoor bars in Sturgis, with live entertainment nightly during the Sturgis Rally. The Full Throttle Saloon opened in 1999. The brand has grown to include the top rated television documentary "Full Throttle Saloon", produced by Mighty Loud and A. Smith Company and syndicated by Turner Broadcasting on TruTV. For more information about the Full Throttle Saloon please visit fullthrottlesaloon.com.
ABOUT THE HORSE BACKSTREET CHOPPERS
The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine is the USA's leading chopper publication. Over the last fourteen years the magazine has established itself as the premier publication for the home builder, as well as featuring the leading artists in the field and now as an international juggernaut, spreads the word to every corner of the globe. The Horse Backstreet Choppers is a publication of Charlie Horse LTD, contact information is located at www.thehorsebc.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016
FULL THROTTLE SALOON PROPRIETORS MICHAEL & ANGIE BALLARD
AND PARTNER JESSE JAMES DUPREE TO RE-BUILD FULL THROTTLE
SALOON ON NEW 600 ACRE PLOT MONTHS AFTER FIRE DESTROYED LANDMARK LOCATION
PLANS ANNOUNCED TO NAME FACILITY "THE PAPPY HOEL CAMPGROUND" HONORING THE FOUNDER OF THE STURGIS RALLY NOW IN ITS 76TH YEAR
Trio Begin Taking RV, Camper and Cabin Rentals As They Break Ground This Week
TED NUGENT, ZAKK WYLDE AND JACKYL ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINERS
Sturgis, SD --- Full Throttle Saloon proprietors Michael & Angie Ballard and partner Jesse James Dupree will re-build the Full Throttle Saloon months after a fire destroyed the legendary landmark. The new location will be a 600 acre attraction allowing the trio to host RVs and unlimited campers for the first time in the saloon's history. Honoring the rally's founder, plans to name the facility "The Pappy Hoel Campground" have been announced. Ballard shares, "When the purchase was in motion to move the Full Throttle Saloon, it simply felt perfect to honor the family who founded this event. Although I never had the honor to meet Pappy, his wife Pearl was in our life and his son Jack continues to be. We are very proud to have been chosen to manage the brand on behalf of the family. When he began this rally in 1938, his vision impacted motorcycle culture in a profound way." Reservations are available as they break ground this week by calling 605-490-2140 or clicking here: www.fullthrottlesaloon.com. The new location is five miles down the road, formerly the Broken Spoke campground. Over the past two decades, over six million motorcycle enthusiasts have entered the gates of the Full Throttle Saloon.
The Ballards and Dupree have announce initial confirmed headliners for this year's event. Those performing artists include Ted Nugent, Zakk Wylde and Jackyl. Additional artists appearing will be forthcoming in the months to come.
In September, 2015, The establishment burned to the ground in an overnight fire. At the time, Ballard offered, "Over the last two decades, The Full Throttle Saloon has been the epicenter of my life. Walking the grounds following this tragedy is simply devastating. We created a destination that resonated with working class America, and became over time a landmark for this great town which is Sturgis. To everyone who made the Full Throttle become the special destination we all came to love, simply thank you. The support from the local community and those across the globe has been humbling." Ballard's best friend, and business partner Jesse James Dupree offered, "Michael created not just a bar but a destination point. People come to see Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, The Badlands, and the Full Throttle Saloon when visiting South Dakota."
Prior to the fire, the saloon was renowned as the “World’s Largest Biker Bar,” with 30-acres featuring an enormous indoor/outdoor bar with several large stages, a burn-out pit, a tattoo parlor, zip lines, a wrestling ring, restaurants, dozens of stores, hundreds of cabins for rent and parking for thousands of bikes. The new establishment will afford the developers to deliver a new property with limitless potential, welcoming RVs, unlimited campers, and more cabins for those visitors to Sturgis who want to reside on the grounds for the rally in proximity to the attractions the saloon has to offer.
This year, the location of the original saloon will open with a small build in tribute to the landmark's history. Just a few miles down the road for the original Full Throttle property on Hwy 79 at the base of Bear Butte, the new property will open for its inaugural year on Friday, July 29th. Aerial photographs of the new site follow below.